a mosquito -
just one


has the sun
come to a standstill too?
lingering heat


white Christmas?
the pohutukawa
bleeds colour


taking flesh ...
the words of mystery
we caress


days stretch into
the fullness of summer
but still ...

oily light
skids off the ngaio ...
sultry afternoon


lightning ...
the flash of thunder
before it sounds


all this rain
as if something will change ...
the year ends


swaying trees -
the sound of music
within us


the light fandango -
new year shift


another year

in the middle ...
shadow dance

still the sparkle
in a father's eyes ...
whispered haiku


and yet
through her fingers
time without end

imagine that ...
the unfolding night
between stars


ahh moonlight!
this is the gift
she loved

ebbing tide ...
dusk brims over
my shadow


stillness ...
the tug of daylight


life lessons
the gap between
two headstones


dying light ...
come share my Ardbeg
wayward midge